Miles & Stockbridge has extensive experience in counseling its clients in the areas of antitrust. While these issues most commonly arise in the context of commercial litigation, Miles & Stockbridge also provides comprehensive antitrust counsel to its clients in transactional, administrative and regulatory compliance settings.
The Firm offers comprehensive antitrust counsel involving a wide range of monopolization and trade regulation issues affecting corporate acquisitions, retail and wholesale distribution, manufacturing, pricing and marketing strategies. Miles & Stockbridge's antitrust lawyers work in close partnership with the Firm's business lawyers from the planning stages of transactional or strategic initiatives to emphasize anticipation and avoidance of antitrust problems. When antitrust controversies do arise, the firm has the necessary litigation experience in federal and state courts, and is fully equipped to deal with administrative inquiries and hearings before federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies.
The Firm regularly counsels clients at all levels of trade regarding the antitrust implications of their business practices. The foundation of the Firm's antitrust counsel is a thorough understanding of its clients' business operations - their markets, competitors, distribution and sales channels, profit margins and pricing strategies. Our lawyers interact regularly with sales, marketing, accounting and financial personnel to understand what our clients do, and why and how they do it. The firm's antitrust lawyers work with a wide array of businesses in different industries, including health care, telecommunications, transportation, oil and gas, and other forms of manufacturing, distribution and retailing.
While at all times prepared to act as vigorous advocates for our clients at trial and in administrative hearings, the Firm's antitrust lawyers also proactively advise their clients in ways to avoid antitrust problems in the first instance. As a Firm of experienced business counselors and seasoned litigators, Miles & Stockbridge offers effective antitrust advice as part of an integrated approach to commercial law that is tailored to each client's requirements for success.